Arts and Culture
7:56 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Nerds abound at Moogfest

It’s day three of Moogfest in Asheville.

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Arts and Culture
8:02 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Moogfest Music on Morning Edition

Here's a list of all the Moogfest music you heard this morning on Morning Edition:

  • 6:19 RJD2, All For U
  • 6:39 Bernie Worrell, Get Your Hands Off
  • 6:49 Chic, Good Times
  • 6:59 Blondes, Elise
  • 7:09 Adult., Night Life
  • 7:19 Art Department, What Does It Sound Like
  • 7:39 Dan Deacon, Of the Mountains
  • 7:49 Keith Emerson, Living in the Past
  • 7:59 Com Truise, Brokendate
Arts and Culture
6:11 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Moogfest celebrates synthesis of tech, creativity


Moogfest starts today in downtown Asheville.

The five-day event includes more than 100 musicians. But this year, the festival also features 90 panelists, numerous interactive art exhibits, and sound installations throughout town, from the Orange Peel to Pack Place to the Moog Music factory itself.

Brand Director Emmy Parker says Moogfest 2014 will be unique not just for Asheville, but also for the event industry in general.

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2:31 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Asheville Names New School Superintendent

Dr. Pamela Baldwin

For the first time Asheville City Schools will be led by an African American woman.  Dr. Pamela Baldwin has been named system Superintendent. Dr. Baldwin was chosen from a field of  more  than one hundred candidates.  She is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction with Scotland County Schools.   Dr.

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8:53 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Older Entrepreneur Month

A growing number of older Americans are choosing not to retire.  Instead they are going into business  for themselves.  This week AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration held an older American job fair at A-B-Tech.  Suzanne LeFollette Black is Associate Director of AARP North Carolina.  She spoke with David Hurand.

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Arts and Culture
8:43 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Tony is looking ahead to next Wednesday and the opening of MoogFest, April 23-27 in Asheville.  But this  weekend Earth Day will be celebrated on Lexington Avenue and Highland Brewing marks its' 20th anniversary. This weekend also serves to recognize independent "Record" stores and there are lots of new movies in area theaters and the Asheville Tourists are back at McCormick field for a big weekend of baseball.

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9:35 am
Sun April 13, 2014

Elizabeth Kostova introduces American readers to Bulgarian literature

Elizabeth Kostova says she’s lost count of the number of times she’s visited Bulgaria, but she can’t forget the first time she visited as a student.

It was 1989, and she arrived just a week before the wall fell in Berlin.

“We were there in time to see the first public demonstration in the streets of Sofia in 45 years,” she said. “It was very moving.”

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5:48 pm
Sat April 12, 2014

"Lunatic Farmer" Joel Salatin brings farming gospel to WNC


For organic farmers, Joel Salatin is like a rock star.

One person told me he’s the best lecturer she’s ever seen. Someone else compared his talks to an old fashioned tent revival. When I mentioned that to Salatin, he laughed.

“I absolutely would be classified as a member of the religious right,” he said.

Salatin calls himself a “Christian, libertarian, environmentalist, capitalist farmer.” That may seem like a set of contradictory terms, for to Salatin, they’re exactly what he’s all about.

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Arts and Culture
8:36 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Trumpet Spectacular:  The Asheville Symphony takes the stage at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Saturday night to perform Handel's,  Music to the Royal Fireworks,  Hummel's Trumpet Concerto, and Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass with the WCU Concert Choir and the Asheville Symphony Chorus.  Also  this weekend, singer songwriter David Wilcox performs at the Altamont.  The Mother Earth News Fair  takes place in Asheville this weekend at the WNC Agriculture Center and Draft Day starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner has opened at area movie theaters.  Tony Kiss has it all.

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